‘Good folks’

Dear Editor:

I am new resident to beautiful Elora and I must say the people here are as beautiful as nature’s surroundings.

I am a self-employed, single female that, like all of us, has been hit hard by the global pandemic. The stress of COVID-19, being a first-time home buyer, I launched my second company on Nov. 9. I would like to thank the wonderful, timely and effective support I received from our local Community Futures office, particularly Tina and Rick.

We are so fortunate to call this area home, and Canada our country. If you, or someone you know is struggling as a small business owner in this area, I urge you contact Community Futures. It really feels like neighbour helping neighbour.

At one point in my life, I worked for the prime minister and thought I could navigate the myriad of government programs on my own. Alas, it was as if the government has made it impossible to access supports. The good folks at Community Futures were able to help me. I know they can probably help you too.

Sara MacIntyre,